Hello! I have been looking into this whole "potato diet" thing, and even though it is pretty much a fad, I want to try it out, just to see how it goes! With that, I have been doing more research, and I seem to find a trend that the most success is in men.
So, I am wondering if there are any females out there with a success story for the potato diet?
Also, does anyone know if yams and sweet potatoes are okay too?
asked byChristina_13 (1405)
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on May 24, 2013
at 12:30 PM
Okay, so this is not a completely crazy idea. There are quite a few threads on Marks Daily Apple with people trying it. It started when a potato farmer decided to eat nothing but potatoes for some time (30 days?) and improved all his health markers. (He did it as a protest in response to the government saying it would remove potatoes as a veggie you can buy with food stamps).
It also dovetails with the Shangri-La diet idea, that you can change your body's response to food by boring it to death for a little while.
I've also looked into it, and I have to say that I have yet to find a female success story.
If you are looking for an eating plan to mix up what you are doing, and break a set-point in weight, I highly recommend this one:
It is very restrictive. Not that you can't eat a variety of meats and veggies, but for the first few weeks absolutely nothing sweet. It kind of makes me crazy and I start to hate meat after the first week! But I always lose weight when I do it, and heal all my crazy gut pains, twinges, and colic.
on May 24, 2013
at 09:00 AM
If losing and maintaining lower body-fat is a matter of:
- Being well nourished.
- Hormonally healthy.
- Metabolically active.
- Energy balanced.
Then in my mind it is about eating the most nutritious foods you can find in quantities large enough to increase the sum of the chemical reactions (metabolism) for life, of a type the does not effect your hormone production negatively or are difficult to consume in relation to energy balance.
So honestly, why not for the 5-7 days just try eating MORE nutritious food overall, and amounts MORE then what you were eating before, of a selection that are best for hormonal balance. Then since your body is now being fed like it is a high performance life giving engine of chemical reactions fulfilling repair and growth tasks driving you to be more active, triggering cascades of growth and repair hormones up-regulating growth and repair of body-tissues, detoxifying pathways then... you might be of better health at a lower weight rather then possibly having both lower health and lower weight.
For the life of me I do not understand why people do not get the point that for body-recomposition you want to do everything you can to INCREASE the energy output of the body and it's use of energy rather than reducing it's metabolic turnover by dieting.
I apologise but I just get annoyed (not at you directly) but when I keep reading this sort of thing. If someone's body composition appears to be "unsettled" then it means there is a matter of health and habits. Health is poor, habits are poor. Interestingly change either one of those and the other follows suite.
on June 06, 2013
at 03:24 AM
Hi Christina! Curious to hear how your potato diet is going/went? Particularly with regards to weight loss.
on May 24, 2013
at 03:29 PM
So funny that you posted this. I'm a woman and started the potato diet this morning! Have been working closely with an ancestral-health nutritionist and have been eating paleo for over a year, but I am SO STUCK at my current weight/measurements. I have about 20 pounds to lose to hit my goal weight, and I'm doing the potato diet as a way to hopefully shake things up. This is after trying PSMF with no results, which I think confirmed that I definitely do better on a higher carb diet than a low carb one. I feel like this is more often the case for women than men. My nutritionist seemed to confirm as much.
IF you wanna fritter away a couple hours: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread72366.html
on July 08, 2013
at 09:25 AM
I decided to start the potato diet today but i'm not sure how many potatoes a woman should consume. So about how many potatoes did you all eat per day in order to lose the weight you lost?
on May 24, 2013
at 04:11 PM
I have never heard of a potato diet until now. I'm not sure of its effectiveness because some diets work better for others. I don't think eating a variety of potatoes would be good for your health because of the amount of starches and the nutrition amount you'd be receiving from this diet. I believe in getting nutrition from a variety of foods. However if you decide to try it out, make sure you are getting your nutrients and perhaps talk to a dietician before you try out this diet.